Protetta dietro ai silenzi bizantini di Ravenna, al terzo anno di attività e incentrata sull’Aida di Verdi, l’Italian Opera Academy di Riccardo Muti si presenta con un duplice profilo: da un lato, è luogo eletto di alta formazione per i giovani direttori d’orchestra di domani, dall’altro è un progetto-pilota, interamente sostenuto dal mecenatismo p...

Thus spake designer Paul Rand, a man who knew something about making an impression, having created iconic logos for such immediately recognizable brands as ABC, IBM, and UPS. An example of Rand’s observation, La Linea, aka Mr. Line, a beloved and deceptively simple cartoon character drawn with a single unbroken line, began as a shill for an Italian...

Each spring, under the cover of darkness and guarded by members of the Italian Coast Guard, 62-year-old Chiara Vigo slips on a white tunic, recites a prayer and plunges headfirst into the crystalline sea off the tiny Sardinian island of Sant’Antioco. Using the moonlight to guide her, Vigo descends up to 15m below the surface to reach a series of se...

Attention Barbera fans; just in case you haven’t heard and you thought you missed it, the popular foothill Barbera Festival has moved to September and is coming up on Sept. 16. One of Amador County’s premier events, the event is held at Terra d’Oro Winery at 20680 Shenandoah School Road outside Plymouth, right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley....

Somebody just bought the Ferrari-you-can’t-buy. Yes, a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta sold for $10 million Saturday night at the RM Sotheby’s auction at Ferrari's Fiorano track in northern Italy. (By our calculations, 8.3 million Euros equals $9,989,340.50. We just rounded that up to $10 million.) Mama mia! That’s a record for a modern car. It’s also dou...

Having already established three successful restaurants in New York City, Barilla is announcing today an expansion into the Southland that will begin early fall with two new fast casual restaurants. One on the campus of the University of Southern California at USC Village and another at the upscale South Coast Plaza in Orange County. The 2,600-squa...

Italian companies Barilla, Coop and Danone Italy have formed an alliance called 'aBCD' in order to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle, according to MarkUp. The three companies have joined forces to develop what they hope will be a long-lasting project to raise awareness about the need to maintain a good diet. While Italy is renowned for...

This weekend, Ferrari's 70th-anniversary celebrations are set to hit a fever pitch as the company opens its factory and museum doors to thousands of its loyal clients for presentations, parties, an auction and even a single-marque Concours d'Elegance.In recent weeks, a host of Ferrari rallies have been taking place across major European cities and...

Some people buy a new car, some buy a used car. Nicholas Gallman buys an interim car. That’s what Gallman called the Audi S4 he picked up two years ago. It was just a $50,000 placeholder until he could get his hands on the Alfa Romeo Giulia that hit U.S. dealers a few months ago. “From the first time I saw the concept, I just fell in love with it,”...

Food hall o mercato gastronomico, che dir si voglia. Quello che in Italia è un fenomeno non ancora giunto a piena maturità, sebbene di esempi eccellenti se ne cominci a contare più di qualcuno, negli Stati Uniti imperversa da tempo, eppure non sembra conoscere battute d'arresto. Sul punto della situazione ha ragionato recentemente il sito del Wall...